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FILED

United States Court of Appeals


Tenth Circuit

October 16, 2013


UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSElisabeth A. Shumaker
TENTH CIRCUIT

Clerk of Court

ONESOURCE COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY SERVICES, INC., a
Colorado corporation; AFFORDABLE
SWEEPING, INC., a Colorado
corporation,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, a
municipal corporation; KEN GREEN;
XAVIER DURAN,

No. 12-1315
(D.C. No. 1:10-CV-02273-WJM-KLM)
(D. Colo.)

Defendants-Appellees.

ORDER AND JUDGMENT*

Before BRISCOE, Chief Judge, SEYMOUR and LUCERO, Circuit Judges.

Plaintiffs OneSource Commercial Property Services, Inc. and Affordable


Sweeping, Inc., independent contractors who provided various cleaning services at the
Denver International Airport, appeal from the district courts grant of summary judgment
in favor of defendants City and County of Denver, Ken Greene and Xavier DuRn on

This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of
law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. It may be cited, however, for its
persuasive value consistent with Fed. R. App. P. 32.1 and 10th Cir. R. 32.1.

their claims of race and sex discrimination filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1981 and 1983.
Exercising jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1291, we affirm the grant of summary
judgment.
I
Factual background
Knapp Holdings, Inc. is a Colorado corporation doing business as OneSource
Commercial Property Services, Inc. (OneSource). OneSource is 51% owned by Lori
Knapp, a white female, and 49% owned by Kevin Knapp, a white male.
Affordable Sweeping, Inc. (ASI) is 80% owned by Claudia Baca, a white female.
The remaining 20% of ASI is owned equally by Bacas two sons, William Baca and
Benjamin Baca, both of whom are Hispanic.
From September 2007 through April 2009, plaintiffs OneSource and ASI provided
pressure-washing services at Denver International Airport (DIA) pursuant to various
purchase orders issued by the City and County of Denver (the City). Although plaintiffs
alleged in the district court that discrimination occurred in relation to the defendants
issuance of pressure-washing contracts, they have abandoned those claims in this appeal.
In March 2008, the City decided, for the first time ever, to have an outside
contractor clean the baggage tunnels at DIA. Consequently, the City elicited and
accepted proposals from contractors for the provision of baggage-tunnel cleaning
services. Plaintiff OneSource submitted a proposal to the City and, on April 21, 2008,
Kenton Janzen, a Senior Buyer for the City, notified OneSource by letter that its proposal
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had been accepted subject to certain conditions, including the provision of a bond. On
April 30, 2008, Kevin Knapp emailed Janzen and informed him that OneSources
bonding company [wa]s wanting to know the amount of the contract. App. Vol. II at
367. Janzen responded that, [a]ccording to the Citys Purchasing Manager, they
[we]re estimating approximately $390,000/yr for each of the 1st two years. Id. Janzen
subsequently indicated to Kevin Knapp that the duration of the 1st contract (without
renewals) would be for 2 years. Id. at 390.
In early June 2008, the contract was put on hold for reasons unexplained in the
record. Id. at 415. Several months later, however, the parties began moving forward on
the contract and, by early November 2008, Janzen had in place a draft of the tunnel
cleaning contract . . . ready for signatures from OneSource. Id. at 370. The City and
OneSource formally executed the contract (Contract No. CE 82157) on December 30,
2008. Contrary to Janzens initial statements to Kevin Knapp, the contract expressly
provided that it had a one-year term ending on December 31, 2009. The contract also
stated that the term could be extended by the mutual agreement of the parties, confirmed
by written notice from the City to [OneSource], to allow the completion of any work
which ha[d] been commenced prior to the termination date of the contract. Id., Vol. I at
224. The Citys Maximum Liability under the contract was $400,000 (unless changed
only by a duly executed written amendment to th[e] Contract). Id.
The contract terms expressly authorized OneSource to subcontract the tunnelcleaning work. Consequently, OneSource, through its subcontractor ASI, proceeded to
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perform the tunnel-cleaning services outlined in the contract.


On October 12, 2009, plaintiffs were informed that the City would not exercise the
option to renew the tunnel-cleaning contract. Kevin Knapp, in response, emailed various
City employees, as well as City Council members, asking about the nonrenewal decision.
Kim Day, the Manager of Aviation at DIA, directed defendant Xavier DuRn, the
Director of Airport Legal Services, and Ken Greene, the Deputy Manager of Aviation for
Maintenance, to work with Knapp to address his concerns. Prior to working with the
plaintiffs, neither DuRn nor Greene had ever personally handled an extension of a
contract between the City and a vendor.
Greene and DuRn met with Kevin Knapp and Claudia Baca on several occasions
to discuss their concerns relating to the nonrenewal of the contract. During those
discussions, Kevin Knapp requested that the contract be extended for one additional year
and the overall amount of the contract be increased. Greene in turn indicated that he
would be willing to ask the City Council to approve a one-year contract extension in the
amount of $390,000. Ultimately, however, after considering the square footage of tunnelcleaning work to be completed and the average cost of cleaning the remaining area,
Greene recommended to Day that plaintiffs be issued an amended contract extending the
terms of the original contract only to April 30, 2010, and increasing the total contract
amount to $490,000. An amended tunnel-cleaning contract was subsequently issued to
plaintiffs on these terms. Plaintiffs executed the amended contract, but raised several
questions about it. In particular, plaintiffs questioned why the matter was never presented
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to the City Council, but expressed hope that the contract could run for at least two years
as originally contemplated when they submitted their bid. Plaintiffs apparently believed
at that time that Greene and DuRn might still present a full-year contract extension to the
City Council for approval.
On April 23, 2010, Greene and DuRn notified the plaintiffs that the City had
chosen not to further renew the tunnel-cleaning contract. Greene and DuRn also
informed the plaintiffs that they ha[d] reviewed the airports other current maintenance
needs and that there was no other work that [plaintiffs] c[ould] perform at th[at] time.
Id., Vol. II at 407. Since April 23, 2010, the City has not hired any other company to
clean the tunnels at DIA, and instead utilizes in-house personnel to conduct any necessary
cleaning of the tunnels at DIA.
At no time did DuRn or Greene make any racial or gender-derogatory remarks
about or to the plaintiffs. Nor did plaintiffs ever complain to the City about any alleged
racial and gender-discriminatory conduct on the part of City employees.
OneSource filed an administrative complaint with the Citys Manager of Aviation
alleging breach of contract.1 That administrative complaint was denied. OneSource
subsequently filed a civil action in the Denver County District Court appealing the denial
of its administrative complaint and alleging breach of contract. Summary judgment was

The contract expressly provided that [d]isputes arising out of this agreement
shall be resolved by administrative hearing before the Manager of Aviation, and no
cause of action shall be brought against the City until there has been full compliance with
the terms of this Section. App. Vol. I at 230.
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entered against the plaintiffs and the action dismissed.


Procedural background
Plaintiffs initiated this action on September 16, 2010. Plaintiffs subsequently filed
an amended complaint which, in pertinent part, asserted claims against the City, Greene,
and DuRn for gender and racial discrimination under 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1983, and
2000d. In the final pretrial order, plaintiffs summarized those claims as follows:
Plaintiffs are companies majority owned and/or operated by white
females. These companies provide pressure washing and other cleaning
services. Defendants asked Plaintiffs to begin providing . . . tunnel cleaning
services [at DIA] in 2008. This lawsuit arises from these Plaintiffs
experiences at DIA.
Among Plaintiffs claims is that Defendants discriminated against
Plaintiffs on the basis of their race and/or sex when . . . Defendants
promised Plaintiffs a two-year tunnel cleaning contract, but then failed to
honor their oral and written promises.
App. Vol. II at 478.
On February 17, 2012, the City, DuRn, and Greene filed a joint motion for
summary judgment. On August 2, 2012, the district court granted the defendants motion
for summary judgment and entered judgment in favor of the defendants.
Plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal on August 15, 2012.
II
Plaintiffs raise two issues on appeal. First, plaintiffs contend that the district court
erred in denying them discovery of emails exchanged between Greene and DuRn on the
grounds of attorney-client privilege. Plaintiffs speculate that the contents of those emails

may have helped them survive summary judgment with respect to the claims of gender
and race discrimination that they asserted against defendants. Second, plaintiffs contend
the district court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of defendants on those
claims of gender and race discrimination. For the reasons that follow, we conclude that
both of these issues lack merit.
Denial of discovery of emails
a) Background
On May 20, 2011, plaintiffs served on defendants their first set of discovery
requests. That set of discovery requests apparently sought, in pertinent part, the
production of all communications, including emails, between Greene, DuRn, and other
City employees regarding the tunnel-cleaning contract.2 Defendants served their response
on July 6, 2011. In doing so, defendants also produced a privilege log listing certain
communications, including emails, that, in defense counsels view, involved the giving
of legal information or advice. Id. at 516; see id., Vol. I at 66-68 (copy of privilege log).
On August 15, 2011, the magistrate judge overseeing discovery in the case held a
telephonic discovery hearing to address plaintiffs oral motion to compel production of
documents relating to [that] privilege log. Id., Vol. II at 511. In support of their motion,
plaintiffs argued that defendant DuRn, who happens to be an attorney, also was serving
in the role of decision maker as it relates to . . . the tunnel cleaning contract[]. Id.
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The record on appeal does not include a copy of plaintiffs first set of discovery
requests.
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Consequently, plaintiffs argued, communications between and among [DuRn], the


other named defendant, Mr. Greene, and other persons regarding the tunnel cleaning
contract [we]re discoverable because they [we]re relevant to the claims made in this
case. Id. at 512. Upon questioning by the magistrate judge, defense counsel submitted
that each of the e-mails . . . sought by the plaintiffs . . . were prepared for the purpose of
[DuRn] giving legal advice. Id. at 518 (question mark omitted).
The magistrate judge denied plaintiffs motion. In support, the magistrate judge
first noted that naming individual attorneys as defendants in this lawsuit . . . does not
constitute a waiver of the attorney-client privilege. Id. In turn, the magistrate judge
noted that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(5) provides a process by which an
entity or a party to litigation must claim privilege and that is by creating a privilege log,
and that defendants had attempted to comply with that process. Id. The magistrate judge
directed defense counsel, however, to amend the privilege log to clearly state where each
item in which legal advice was sought or received, that the purpose of the item was to
seek or to obtain legal advice. Id. at 519. Such an amendment, the magistrate judge
concluded, w[ould] make the privilege log comply with Rule 26(f) and . . . create an
adequate record that the e-mails that are sought by plaintiff are, in fact, privileged and
may not be produced. Id. at 520.3
On August 26, 2011, plaintiffs filed with the district court objections to the

A copy of defendants amended privilege log is contained in the record on


appeal. App. Vol. I at 100-03.
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magistrate judges ruling. Plaintiffs argued, in pertinent part, that the magistrate judge
could not have ma[d]e an informed decision without reviewing the disputed emails in
camera. Id., Vol. I at 57. Consequently, plaintiffs request[ed] the Court [to] . . . order
Defendants to produce all disputed emails for the Courts in camera review. Id. at 63.
The district court, however, overruled plaintiffs objections to the magistrate judges
ruling.
b) Analysis
On appeal, plaintiffs argue that the district court erred in overruling their
objections to the magistrate judges ruling. The gist of their claim is that in camera
review is essential to a proper ruling on a claim of attorney-client privilege. See Aplt. Br.
at 26 (the district court . . . should have conducted an in camera review of the emails to
determine whether or not any [we]re discoverable.).
The problem with plaintiffs argument, however, is that they failed to request in
camera review from the magistrate judge.4 In other words, the first time they suggested
that in camera review was necessary was in the objections that they filed with the district
court regarding the magistrate judges ruling on their oral motion to compel. Under our

During oral arguments in this appeal, plaintiffs counsel claimed that she
requested the magistrate judge to conduct an in camera review of the emails. Our
subsequent review of both the record on appeal and the district courts electronic
docketing system fails to reveal any evidence to substantiate that claim. In particular, no
request for in camera review was made during the August 15, 2011, hearing on plaintiffs
oral motion to compel. Consequently, the first time that in camera review was suggested
was in plaintiffs written objections to the magistrate judges ruling on the oral motion to
compel.
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longstanding precedent, that argument was untimely and, to the extent it is now being
asserted by plaintiffs in this appeal, is deemed waived. E.g., United States v. Garfinkle,
261 F.3d 1030, 1031 (10th Cir. 2001) (In this circuit, theories raised for the first time in
objections to the magistrate judges report are deemed waived.); Marshall v. Chater, 75
F.3d 1421, 1426 (10th Cir. 1996) (Issues raised for the first time in objections to the
magistrate judges recommendation are deemed waived.).
Even assuming that we could overlook our longstanding waiver rule, plaintiffs
have failed to offer adequate justification for in camera review under the specific facts of
this case. In particular, plaintiffs cite to no evidence or legal authorities that support their
assertion that DuRn, in dealing with the tunnel-cleaning contract, was acting in the role
of a contract manager rather than in his official role as an attorney for the City. Although
it is true that DuRn and Greene were assigned by Kim Day, the Manager of Aviation at
DIA, to oversee the conclusion and possible extension of the tunnel-cleaning contract
between the City and plaintiffs, nothing about that assignment, according to the record
before us, necessarily took DuRn out of his role as the Director of Airport Legal
Services. Indeed, a review of the defendants general descriptions of the withheld email
messages indicates that DuRn acted in precisely that role by providing legal advice to
other City employees as it pertained to the tunnel-cleaning contract and plaintiffs
complaints that the contract might not be extended for an additional year. Plaintiffs
conclusory arguments to the contrary are insufficient to call into question the descriptions
contained in defendants revised privilege log.
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The district courts grant of summary judgment


In their second issue on appeal, plaintiffs contend the district court erred in
granting summary judgment in favor of defendants with respect to plaintiffs claims of
gender and race discrimination arising out of defendants failure to extend the tunnelcleaning contract.
a) Standard of review
We review the district courts summary judgment decision de novo, applying the
same standards as the district court. Gol TV, Inc. v. EchoStar Satellite Corp., 692 F.3d
1052, 1055 (10th Cir. 2012). Under those standards, we will affirm a grant of summary
judgment if there is no genuine dispute of material fact and the prevailing party is entitled
to judgment under the law. Kan. Penn Gaming, LLC v. HV Prop. of Kan., LLC, 662
F.3d 1275, 1284 (10th Cir. 2011) (internal quotation marks omitted).
b) Analysis of the district courts decision
The district court offered two alternative grounds for granting summary judgment
in favor of defendants with regard to plaintiffs claims arising out of the termination of
the tunnel-cleaning contract. First, the district court concluded that plaintiffs brief in
opposition to defendants motion for summary judgment was deficient because the
argument section thereof contained only one citation to the record . . . and no analysis of
the actual elements of [plaintiffs] claims under Sections 1981 and 1983. App., Vol. II
at 503. This deficiency, the district court concluded, was fatal to plaintiffs claims. Id. at
503, 504 n.1 (The Court notes that Plaintiffs do not address either of the prima facie
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standards in their opposition to the Motions for Summary Judgment. Because it is their
burden to make out a prima facie case, this failure is fatal to their claims.). Second, and
alternatively, the district court concluded that, even overlooking plaintiffs deficient
briefing, Plaintiffs . . . utterly failed to put forth any evidence showing that Greene and
Duran [sic] were motivated by Plaintiffs race or gender when they decided not to submit
the second year of the contract to City Council. Id. at 506.
In their appeal, plaintiffs ignore the first ground cited by the district court for
granting summary judgment in favor of defendants, i.e., the deficiencies in plaintiffs
opposition brief. Having carefully examined the record on appeal, however, including the
summary judgment briefs, we conclude that the district courts determination on that
point was correct. Plaintiffs brief in opposition to the defendants motion for summary
judgment contained a section entitled STANDARD OF REVIEW AND APPLICABLE
LAW. App., Vol. II at 301. In that section, plaintiffs generally described the law
applicable to claims under 42 U.S.C. 1981 and 1983, including claims of violations of
the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Id. at 302-03. Later on, in a
section of their opposition brief entitled ARGUMENT, id. at 326, plaintiffs briefly
addressed their claims pertaining to Tunnel Cleaning - Greene and Duran [sic], id. at
329:
The facts show that Janzen told Plaintiffs that the tunnel cleaning
contract was for two years, and would be written as two one-year contracts
with each being worth $390,000. The facts also show that Greene and
Duran [sic] promised Plaintiffs that they would prepare and submit to the
City Council the second year $390,000 contract for its approval, but failed
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to do so.
A reasonable jury could find that Plaintiffs were treated differently than
white male owned companies. CAM and Carnation are among the white
male owned companies that received multi-year contracts that specifically
contain the language stating that it is for one or more years, with two or
three year extensions. (citation omitted). However, Plaintiffs contract was
for one year, an addendum for 90 days, and a broken promise of an
additional year.
A reasonable jury could find that Defendants explanation is a pretext to
mask a discriminatory motive. Greene and Duran [sic] promised Plaintiffs
they would prepare and submit to the City Council a second year contract
for $390,000. They put this promise in writing. Yet, just a few months
later, in April 2010, without any warning, they sent a letter to ASI telling it
the contract ended. At no time before this lawsuit was filed did Greene or
Duran [sic] tell Plaintiffs that a business decision was made not to continue
the work. In fact, they told Plaintiffs that a discussion was held and a
business decision was made to move forward with sending the $390,000
contact to the City Council for its approval.
Id. at 329-30. As the district court correctly noted, plaintiffs analysis contained only
one citation to the record . . . and no [discussion] of the actual elements of [their] claims
under Sections 1981 and 1983. Id. at 503. Thus, the district court correctly concluded
that plaintiffs analysis of their claims was inadequate to establish that genuine issues of
material fact existed with respect to their claims against Greene and DuRn.
As noted, plaintiffs focus their appellate arguments on the district courts
alternative basis for granting summary judgment in favor of defendants, i.e., its
conclusion that plaintiffs utterly failed to put forth any evidence showing that Greene
and Duran [sic] were motivated by Plaintiffs race or gender when they decided not to
submit the second year of the contract to City Council. Id. at 506. Even if we were to

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overlook the inadequacies of plaintiffs summary judgment briefing, we would, for the
reasons we shall outline below, affirm the district courts alternative basis for summary
judgment.
Section 1981 forbids all intentional racial [or sexual] discrimination in the
making and enforcement of private or public contracts. Allstate Sweeping, LLC v.
Black, 706 F.3d 1261, 1265 (10th Cir. 2013) (internal quotation marks omitted).
Independent contractors can state a discrimination claim under 1981. Id. However,
1981 claims for damages against municipalities [must] be brought under 1983.
Bolden v. City of Topeka, 441 F.3d 1129, 1134 (10th Cir. 2006). Thus, in this case,
plaintiffs claims of race and sex discrimination are being brought against defendants
Green and DuRn pursuant to 1981 and against the City pursuant to 1983.
Where, as here, a plaintiff relies on circumstantial, rather than direct, evidence to
prove that a defendant has engaged in discrimination in violation of 1981, this court
evaluates the claim employing the burden-shifting framework outlined in McDonnell
Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973). See Baca v. Sklar, 398 F.3d 1210, 1218
n.3 (10th Cir. 2005) (holding that elements of discrimination are the same whether the
claim is brought under 1981 or Title VII). Under McDonnell Douglas, the plaintiff
bears the initial burden of establishing a prima facie case of race or sex discrimination.
411 U.S. at 802. If a prima facie case is established, the burden then shifts to the
defendant to articulate some legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for the challenged
adverse action. Bryant v. Farmers Ins. Exch., 432 F.3d 1114, 1124-25 (10th Cir. 2005).
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If the defendant does so, the burden shifts back to the plaintiff to show that the
defendants proffered reason is pretextual. Sanchez v. Denver Pub. Sch., 164 F.3d 527,
531 (10th Cir. 1998).
To make out a prima facie case of discrimination, a plaintiff must demonstrate (1)
membership in a protected class, (2) adverse employment action, and (3) disparate
treatment among similarly situated employees. Orr v. City of Albuquerque, 417 F.3d
1144, 1149 (10th Cir. 2005).
In this case, the district court noted that plaintiffs d[id] not address . . . the prima
facie standards in their opposition to the Motion[] for Summary Judgment and that this
failure [wa]s fatal to their claims. App. Vol. II at 504 n.1. Alternatively, the district
court simply assumed, without deciding, that Plaintiffs established a prima facie case for
both race and gender discrimination. Id. at 504. In turn, the district court concluded
that Defendants ha[d] come forward with a non-discriminatory basis for their actions,
i.e., defendants decided, due to cost concerns, to move the tunnel-cleaning services inhouse. Id. Lastly, the district court concluded that plaintiffs failed to present sufficient
evidence to allow a jury to find that the defendants proffered reasons were pretextual.
Id. at 505-06.
In their appeal, plaintiffs challenge only this latter conclusion, arguing that they
produced evidence showing that male-owned companies were treated differently and
more favorably than [plaintiffs]. Aplt. Br. at 28. Specifically, plaintiffs assert that the
purportedly male-owned companies CAM and Carnation are similarly situated to
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[plaintiffs] because they too received contracts from the City to provide cleaning services
at DIA. Id. However, plaintiffs argue, CAM and Carnation received the promised
multi-year contracts; [plaintiffs] did not. Id. According to plaintiffs, [t]he district court
erred when it found that CAM and Carnation [we]re not appropriate comparators
presumably because Greene and DuRn did not handle their contracts and had not
previously handled an extension of a vendors contract. Id. at 28-29 (quoting App.
Vol. II at 505). Plaintiffs assert that CAM and Carnation are, indeed, similarly situated
because they are independent contractors providing cleaning services at DIA and,
unlike plaintiffs, they received their promised multi-year contracts. Id. at 29.
Plaintiffs arguments lack merit. Although the record supports plaintiffs assertion
that CAM and Carnation were independent contractors providing cleaning services at
DIA, it is undisputed that neither CAM or Carnation, nor any other company besides
plaintiffs, ever contracted with the City to clean the baggage tunnels at DIA. Rather, the
fifteen-month period covered by plaintiffs contract with the City was the first and only
time that any independent company had provided tunnel-cleaning services. Further, there
is no evidence in the record that CAM or Carnation were ever provided contract
extensions like the one sought by plaintiffs.5 Lastly, as the district court noted, it is
undisputed that defendants Greene and DuRn had never before overseen a contract

To be sure, the record indicates that CAM and Carnation sometimes were granted
multi-year contracts. Importantly, however, plaintiffs do not complain that they were
discriminated against at the outset of their contract with the City, i.e., by being denied a
multi-year contract at the time the contract was signed.
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extension, and thus had never been involved in the Citys contracts with CAM and
Carnation. Thus, considering all of these factors, it is clear that neither CAM nor
Carnation were similarly situated to plaintiffs and thus were not appropriate
comparators. As a result, we conclude the district court was correct in determining that
evidence regarding the Citys contracts with CAM and Carnation was insufficient to
allow a jury to find pretext.
Plaintiffs also suggest that they produced evidence showing that defendants act
in failing to issue the second-year tunnel cleaning contract lacked a rational basis. Aplt.
Br. at 29. The threshold problem with this argument is that it was not raised below and
thus has been waived for purposes of appeal. See Turner v. Pub. Serv. Co. of Colo., 563
F.3d 1136, 1143 (10th Cir. 2009) (Absent extraordinary circumstances, we will not
consider arguments raised for the first time on appeal.). Even overlooking that fatal
problem, plaintiffs suggestion is based on little more than their suspicion that the
privileged emails between co-final decision makers Green and DuRn likely contain
relevant and probative evidence concerning their reasons for failing to keep their
promises to OneSource/ASI. Aplt. Br. at 29.
In addition, plaintiffs suggest that the after-the-lawsuit timing of defendants
disclosure of their reason for not renewing the contract, i.e., because they decided to do
the work in-house, calls into question whether this proffered reason is pretextual. Id. at
30. But, as the district court concluded, that timing alone is not sufficient to allow them
to survive summary judgment. More specifically, a jury could not reasonably find, based
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solely on the timing of defendants disclosure of their reason for not renewing the
contract, that the reason was pretextual and that the real reason was because of plaintiffs
race or gender. As the district court noted, there is no evidence that Defendants have
changed the proffered basis for their decision or offered a bagful of legitimate reasons
that would cause a fact-finder to disbelieve the proffered basis. App. Vol. II at 505
(quoting Smith v. Okla. ex rel. Tulsa Cnty. Dist. Attorney, 245 F. Appx 807, 817 (10th
Cir. 2007)).
Lastly, plaintiffs argue that they produced evidence showing that the City . . . is
liable for the injuries and damages they suffered because [t]he actions and failures to
act about which [they] complain were taken by persons (Greene and DuRn) with final
decision making authority. Aplt. Br. at 34. But, as we have already discussed, plaintiffs
failed to present sufficient evidence to allow a jury to reasonably find that Greene and
DuRn discriminated against them on the basis of their race or gender. Consequently,
there is in turn no basis for imposing liability on the City.
Defendants unopposed motion to supplement the record on appeal is GRANTED
and the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.

Entered for the Court

Mary Beck Briscoe


Chief Judge

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